I needed a planter to grow herbs in. But the problem with some herbs like mint, they like to sprawl and take over the garden. They can become invasive if you let them. So the answer for me was to either grow them in pots or elevate them off the ground. Since I have … Read more
Pomegranate Apple Smoothie Recipe
I love to put this juice into a travel mug and take with me. It’s just 3 ingredients. Ingredients: Seeds from one pomegranate 1 Apple 1 1/2 cup Almond Milk Instructions; Pulverize the pomegranate seeds in the Nutri Bullet first…
How To Remove Pomegranate Seeds Quick & Easy
A quick and easy way to remove the seeds of a pomegranate. The key steps are: 1. Roll the fruit around to loosen the seeds up (you can hear the crunching) 2. Cut around the circumference, making you should don’t…
Protecting Your Outdoor Faucets From Contaminants
In this video, I stress the importance of installing a Vacuum Breaker on each of your outside hose bibs (spigots). The Vacuum Breaker I Use: http://amzn.to/2vBbHG5
How To Grow Garlic
I usually get my fall garlic in the ground around Halloween or the first week of November. I’m running a little late this year. But in Zone 7b, I can actually plant anytime before the new year as long as…
Make Your Own Soil-less Seed Starting Mix
I typically like to start my seeds in a soil-less mix. Especially if I’m germinating seeds that take a long time to sprout. Even so, it’s a good practice to start everything in this mix. The mix I use is…
Compost Tea, Help or Hype?
Is compost tea helpful in the garden? In this video I give six reasons for not making or using it. There is no evidence to support the use of compost tea as beneficial to your garden. Here I will explain…
I love to read. I specifically love to read gardening books. But my appetite for knowledge can get quite expensive. Well, I’ve found a way around that. Ebooks. No longer do I have to shell out $20 every time I’m hungry for a good book. The past is full of great authors free for the … Read more
After bringing my Satsuma Mandarin Orange tree inside to escape a bitter cold snap, I somewhat neglected it. It got hidden behind some other large plants in my grow room. I only watered it from the front and could not see what was going on in the back of the tree. After pulling it out … Read more
I know what you’re thinking. “Where can I get the seeds for a square tomato”? Believe it or not, you can grow your own square tomato from any seed you have lying around. You’re not actually growing a genetically enhanced variety, you’re really just manipulating the tomato during its growing process. The process is simple. … Read more
Rooting tomato cuttings is easy. Take a new growth or a sucker cutting a few inches long. Put the cutting in an inch or two of water. Within a week or two, you should see roots start to grow along the stem. When you see plenty of roots growing, remove the cutting from the water … Read more
One question I get asked all the time is, “How can I grow tomatoes all year round?” First off, there is no secret to growing them, no magic potion or special elixir. If there was, I could never do it. Of course many factors come into play when growing tomatoes indoors, like the amount of … Read more
Hypertufa is a wonderful alternative to concrete or commercial growing pots. They are easy to make and very affordable. If you’re looking for a pot to grow herbs or succulents, give hypertufa a try. The recipe is simple and can be bought at just about any hardware store.
I found some 10 year old corn seeds. So I decided to see just what my germination rate would be. I wrapped them in wet paper towels and left them for a few days. This video is my result.
I ran out of gardening space. And since pallets are free, I decided to make some raised beds out of them. One thing to consider before you start. Make sure your pallets do not contain any chemicals. Look for the HT logo. It means heat treated. If it does not say HT, then don’t use … Read more